For starters the HP is only marginally better than the standard Rice. Its really just not worth the extra money.
For you style of riding the boards I've had the most fun are the Salomon Man's Board, Ride Berzerker, K2 Turbo Dream, Flow Drifter or Rush, Yes PYL, or a Bataleon Enemy or Undisputed (I don't remember at the moment which, one of those is the super techy high price one. Not that one.).
Go ahead, drink that kool-aid.
FS: Forum Sauce 142 $200 plus shipping
FS: Flux SE30 $75 plus shipping